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The Davisite was forwarded the following letter from the Orange County Fair Housing Council (OCFHC), a private 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Santa Ana, California. The OCFHC raises concerns about the project's use of the term ‘active adult. With respect to the term 'adult,' the letter states that "fair housing and... Continue reading
Posted 45 minutes ago at The Davisite
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The March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963 By Rik Keller “What has kept Davis so white?” —City of Davis Mayor Pro Tempore Gloria Partida 10/3/2018 This is Part III in a series of articles about the history and ongoing patterns of housing discrimination in Davis. Introduction In Part 1: “Why... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Davisite
By William Powell and David Thompson We have never seen such an exaggerated litany of attacks against needed affordable housing for low income seniors in Davis. This is from the perspective of our combined 60 years of serving the needs of low income seniors in Davis. The future needs of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Davisite
The David Murphy Annual Scholarship for Immigrants/their Children (From Press Release) When David Murphy announced his retirement in 2007 as the Davis superintendent, friends and community members asked him what he would like as a retirement gift. His request was for contributions towards raising $20,000 to perpetually endow an annual... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Davisite
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(From Sacramento Tenants Union Facebook page) Are you or anyone you know experiencing intimidation from your landlord directly due to Prop 10 (Repeal Costa-Hawkins to allow cities/counties to adopt rent control) and voting for the Nov. 2018 election? It's happening elsewhere in California; let us know if this despicable behavior... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Davisite
The following is a press release from the City of Davis. I encourage Davisites to apply for Commissions they are interested in serving on. I have served on the Open Space and Habitat Commission for a number of years now and find it to be a rewarding experience. I’d be... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Davisite
I am writing to express my strong support of Melissa Moreno for the position of Yolo County Board of Education Trustee. The County Board of Education provides support for programs that serve our most vulnerable youth. Melissa’s combined life experience, community service, academic training, and professional experience make her ideally... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at The Davisite
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The Celebration of Abraham will gather at the Statement of Love Mural behind the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. at 6:30 Pm Wednesday night (October 10) where they will organize a candlelight march to Central Park for a short program denouncing the hateful anti-Semitic propaganda distributed on the UC... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at The Davisite
As a parent of children who attend Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Davis, I care about quality education for all children in Yolo County. That’s why I support Dr. Melissa Moreno for Yolo County Board of Education Trustee, Area 2. Moreno, who has a Ph.D. in Education, has the leadership,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at The Davisite
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by Alan Pryor and Pam Nieberg Forward - Davis already has by far the oldest average population in the region and this project will compound that population imbalance. Despite the abundance of young University students, according to 2016 US Census Bureau estimates the percentage of people in Davis under the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at The Davisite
Dear Editor, As a peace officer, I expected those who serve our communities, including peace officers and elected officials, to possess a deep and abiding desire to help people --all people, without hesitation or reservation. Professor Melissa Moreno possesses this essential quality, along with proven leadership in the field of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Dan Cornford I do not have time to comment extensively right now on Roberta's piece. But I do want to say that I agree 110% with what she says. I am just sick and tired of all the pro-growthers accusing anyone who does not oppose their rampant pro-growth propaganda... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at The Davisite
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“That directive and those words means something!” -- David Taormino on Measure R, 9/19/2018[1] By Rik Keller Measure R (the “Citizens’ Right to Vote on Future Use of Open Space and Agricultural Lands Ordinance”) was passed by the voters and adopted by the City of Davis in 2010. Davis Municipal... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at The Davisite
By Bill Powell and David Thompson “Each day I get five calls from low income seniors looking to find housing in Davis” says Susan at Shasta Point Retirement Community. “And each day at least one senior arrives at Shasta Point anxious to get housing and hoping by turning up they... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at The Davisite
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(Press release) The proposed restrictive West Davis Active Adult Community on the City of Davis’ November 6 ballot which advertises its purpose as a planned community “Taking Care of Our Own,” is being challenged in federal court because it will perpetuate racial imbalance and discriminate against minorities by restricting sales... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at The Davisite
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Part Two in a series, this article examines historic racial/ethnic demographics in Davis compared to surrounding areas and California as a whole in order to determine what sort of effect historic patterns of discrimination may have had. "The Past Isn't Dead. It Isn't Even Past" By Rik Keller The first... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2018 at The Davisite
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The City of Davis is planing for the future of Downtown! The project team is currently drafting the Downtown Davis Plan Specific Plan and would like additional clarity on some topics. The Downtown Davis Plan Online Questionnaire just opened today and will stay open through Tues, October 2. The website... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Jason Taormino The spirit of the Davis Based Buyer program for the West Davis Active adult community is a focus on our community's needs. Nearly six hundred Davis families have joined our interest list for the for sale homes and there are more than four hundred additional individuals on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at The Davisite
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(Press release) Citing grounds of unplanned sprawling development, the Sierra Club announced its opposition to Measure L in Davis CA on the November 2018 municipal ballot. Measure L is a vote to allow the annexation of a 75 acre parcel of farmland on the northwest periphery of the City and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Alan Pryor INTRODUCTION In yesterday’s column entitled “My View: Unintended Consequences – Will Anyone Go above the Affordable Housing Requirements Again?, David Greenwald made a number of unsubstantiated and erroneous claims about whether the City’s current affordable housing requirements were met by the West Davis Active Adult Community project.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2018 at The Davisite
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By Alan Pryor There is a long history of community forums and debates in Davis on important ballot measures that were hosted by various community groups. Indeed, every major ballot measure for the past 10 years has seen at least two or more such forums or public debates occur leading... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at The Davisite
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Part one in a series on discrimination and housing in Davis, this article provides an overview of mortgage loan redlining, restrictive covenants, and other discriminatory housing practices in the U.S., with examples from Davis showing the extent of discrimination in housing practices that excluded non-white populations from specific areas. Image:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at The Davisite
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by Alan Pryor and Pam Nieberg Forward - The Davis City Council has approved a sprawling senior housing development project located in West Davis along Covell. Voters will have a chance to approve or reject the project in this year’s November election. The project is called West Davis Active Adult... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at The Davisite
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May Actually Cost the City Money on an Annual Basis, and The Development Agreement Is Non-Binding and Weak by Alan Pryor and Nancy Price Part 2 Forward: The Davis City Council has approved a sprawling senior housing development project located in West Davis along Covell. Voters will have a chance... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at The Davisite
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Just like everything else, the current deregulatory craze at the expense of common sense is about to hit the Internet Access Industry, and WE NEED YOU to take 5-10 minutes and write a letter at the website www.savecompetition.com . Please share liberally, as this is not being reported on in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at The Davisite